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Other Name
LEGION BLAZER
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL/POLYESTER
Catalogue Number
P19970073021
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
LEGION BLAZER
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Materials
WOOL/POLYESTER
No. Pieces
2
Length
77
Width
66
Description
NAVY BLUE WOOL/POLYESTER BLEND BLAZER. PALE BLUE SYNTHETIC LINING. FRONT BUTTON CLOSURE; BUTTONS MISSING FROM FRONT AND SLEEVES. BADGE STITCHED TO LEFT BREAST POCKET, WITH "MEMORIAM EORUM RETINEBIMUS LEGION". TWO FRONT LOWER POCKETS WITH FLAPS. TAG INSIDE COLLAR WITH "COUNTRY SQUIRE". ALSO TAG INSIDE LEFT SIDE WITH "TAILORED BY COUNTRY SQUIRE"; WASHING INSTRUCTIONS BELOW.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
History
ITEM DONATED TO THE LEGION BY UNKNOWN DONOR, THEN TO MUSEUM BY LEGION. PRIOR HISTORY UNKNOWN. SEE P19970073001-GA.
Catalogue Number
P19970073021
Acquisition Date
1997-08
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
TROUSERS
Date Range From
1969
Date Range To
1979
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL, SATIN, VELVETEEN?
Catalogue Number
P20000067003
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
TROUSERS
Date Range From
1969
Date Range To
1979
Materials
WOOL, SATIN, VELVETEEN?
No. Pieces
1
Height
5.0
Length
105.0
Width
54.5
Description
MEN'S IVORY TROUSERS. HAS TWO SIDE POCKETS, AND TWO WELT POCKETS ON THE BACK. BOTTOM OF LEGS ARE TURNED UP AND PRESSED. INSIDE WAISTBAND ARE 4 PATCHES OF LIGHT BROWN VELVETEEN? A WHITE TAG INSIDE WAISTBAND, WITH BROWN EMBROIDERY, READS "CORNWALL PANTS NONE MADE BETTER". WRITTEN INSIDE PANTS, ON ONE OF THE POCKETS, IS "ROTH". ABOVE THIS IS A TAG THAT READS "ASCOT ENGLISH STYLE SLACKS 100% WOOL".
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
History
SEE P20000067001-GA FOR HISTORY. WORN AS PART OF ELK'S OUTFIT?
Catalogue Number
P20000067003
Acquisition Date
2000-12
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
GIRL GUIDES UNIFORM
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, ELASTIC, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P20000086002
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
GIRL GUIDES UNIFORM
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Materials
COTTON, ELASTIC, STEEL
No. Pieces
2
Length
86.0
Width
43.0
Description
1. DRESS. CHILD'S BLUE DRESS. DRESS HAS NO WAISTLINE. DRESS IS OPEN IN FRONT HALFWAY DOWN; CLOSES WITH BLUE PLASTIC BUTTONS; BUTTONS HAVE A THREE LEAF CLOVER IMPRESSED INTO THEM. HAS TWO FLAPPED, BREAST POCKETS THAT CLOSE WITH BUTTONS (AS ABOVE). FULL LENGTH SLEEVES; CUFFS CLOSE WITH BUTTONS (AS ABOVE). ON LEFT SHOULDER IS A WHITE PATCH WITH BLUE PRINT THAT READS "7TH LETHBRIDGE COMPANY". THERE ARE TWO SLIT POCKETS ON SIDES OF DRESS. INSIDE NECKLINE HAS TWO TAGS. ONE TAG READS "GIRL GUIDES OF CANADA GUIDES DU CANADA ALFRED SUNG", ALONG WITH A BLUE THREE-LEAF CLOVER. 2. BELT. DARK BLUE ELASTIC, WITH STEEL BUCKLE. BUCKLE HAS A THREE-LEAF CLOVER IMPRESSED INTO IT. THERE IS AN EMBOSSED LETTER WITHIN EACH LEAF OF CLOVER, "G G C". THERE IS A WHITE COTTON LANYARD ATTACHED TO BELT BY A STEEL HOOK. BELT HAS TWO STEEL PIECES WITH TEETH ON THEM FOR SIZING BELT.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
History
"UNIFORM WAS PURCHASED BY MUSEUM STAFF FROM CATHOLIC CHARITIES 10-21-00. BELT WAS $1.00, DRESS WAS $3.00. UNKNOWN ORIGIN."
Catalogue Number
P20000086002
Acquisition Date
2001-07
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
LEGION BLAZER
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL, RAYON
Catalogue Number
P19970073015
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
LEGION BLAZER
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
WOOL, RAYON
No. Pieces
4
Length
83
Width
58.2
Description
NAVY BLUE WOOL DOUBLE-BREASTED BLAZER, LINED WITH NAVY BLUE RAYON. EXTERIOR LEFT BREAST POCKET, AND TWO LOWER POCKETS. BREAST POCKET HAS BADGE EMBROIDERED WITH "BRITISH EMPIRE SERVICE LEAGUE CANADIAN LEGION". RED PLASTIC POPPY PINNED TO LEFT LAPEL (REMOVED AND STORED SEPARATELY). INTERIOR RIGHT BREAST POCKET HAS HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY TAG WITH LOGO. POCKET CONTAINS THREE FUNERAL SERVICE PAMPHLETS, INCLUDING: 1) PAMPHLET WITH IMAGE OF CHURCH TOWER ON COVER AND "IN REMEMBRANCE"; IN MEMORY OF "CLARENCE R. WARREN". 2) PAMPHLET WITH IMAGE OF PRAYING HANDS ON COVER; IN MEMORY OF "GORDON (RED) ROSS". 3) FOLDED PROGRAM FOR "LEGION SERVICE THURS., NOV. 11 AT THE CENOTAPH".
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
History
ITEM DONATED TO THE LEGION BY UNKNOWN DONOR, THEN TO MUSEUM BY LEGION. PRIOR HISTORY UNKNOWN. SEE P19970073001-GA. *NOTE* PROGRAM & BOTH PAMPHLETS TRANSFERRED TO ARCHIVES. REF: 20011034000 IN 1926 THE DOMINION EXECUTIVE COUNCIL OF THE NEWLY-FORMED CANADIAN LEGION, BRITISH EMPIRE SERVICE LEAGUE (BESL), SELECTED A DESIGN FOR AN OFFICIAL LEGION BADGE. THE DESIGN CONSISTED OF A MAPLE LEAF SURROUNDED BY THE LEGION NAME, AND TOPPED BY A CROWN. WORN ON A NAVY BLUE BLAZER AND BERET, THE BESL BADGE REMAINED IN USE UNTIL THE ORGANIZATION CHANGED ITS NAME IN 1960 TO THE ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION.
Catalogue Number
P19970073015
Acquisition Date
1997-08
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
BOY SCOUT'S UNIFORM
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SYNTHETIC FABRIC
Catalogue Number
P20000098047
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BOY SCOUT'S UNIFORM
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Materials
SYNTHETIC FABRIC
No. Pieces
3
Length
68.0
Width
41.0
Description
1. SHIRT. GREY, DRESS SHIRT. LONG SLEEVES; EACH CUFF HAS A WHITE PLASTIC BUTTON. FRONT OPENING CLOSES WITH 4 WHITE, PLASTIC BUTTONS. SHIRT HAS TWO BREAST, PATCH POCKETS. ON LEFT BREAST POCKET IS AN EMBROIDERED BADGE. BADGE IS DIAMOND SHAPED; BACKGROUND COLOUR IS GREY. EMBROIDERED ON PATCH IS A WHITE FLEUR DE LIS, WITH SILVER STRANDS IN IT. BELOW THIS IS A BANNER WITH THE WORD "CANADA" ON IT. EDGES OF PATCH ARE FINISHED WITH LIGHT GREY THREAD. A TAG INSIDE BACK OF SHIRT READS "BOY SCOUTS OF CANADA OFFICIAL LADIES' SHIRT BY WIEGAND SIZE 16 NAME ______", IN RED. 2. SCARF. 0.2(H) x 126.0(L) x 61.5(W). TRIANGULAR BURGUNDY SCARF. TWO EDGES (LONGEST EDGE AND ONE SHORT EDGE) HAVE 0.7CM WIDE HEM. THE OTHER EDGE IS A RAW FACTORY EDGE. HAS A NUMBER OF HORIZONTAL CREASES IN IT AND SMALL PIN HOLES. 3. SHOULDER FLASH. 0.1(H) x 9.2(L) x 2.3(W). GREY BACKGROUND. EMBROIDERED ON PATCH, IN BURGUNDY, IS "SERVICE SCOUTER". EDGES OF PATCH ARE FINISHED WITH GREY THREAD. BACK OF PATCH IS LACQUERED.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
History
SCARF AND SHOULDER FLASH CAME PINNED TO SHIRT (REMOVED BY CATALOGUER). SEE P20000098001-GA FOR HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P20000098047
Acquisition Date
2001-07
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
BROWNIE UNIFORM
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, ELASTIC, METAL
Catalogue Number
P20000086001
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BROWNIE UNIFORM
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Materials
COTTON, ELASTIC, METAL
No. Pieces
2
Length
74.0
Width
40.5
Description
1. DRESS. CHILD'S BROWN DRESS. HAS FULL LENGTH SLEEVES. HAS A STRAIGHT SKIRT WITH THREE PLEATS IN THE FRONT. THERE ARE TWO BREAST, PATCH POCKETS ON FRONT OF DRESS. LEFT POCKET HAS A BROWN, RECTANGULAR BADGE SEWN ON. BADGE HAS A GREEN, EMBROIDERED FIGURE ON IT. FRONT OF DRESS IS OPEN TO WAIST. HAS TWO BUTTONS (1 BRASS, 1 BLACK PLASTIC) FOR CLOSING (ONE BUTTON IS MISSING). THERE IS A SHOULDER PATCH SEWN ON TO LEFT SHOULDER; PATCH IS WHITE WITH "SIXTH LETHBRIDGE" PRINTED ON IN BROWN. INSIDE NECKLINE HAS TWO TAGS. ONE TAG READS "GIRL GUIDES OF CANADA", A BLUE THREE LEAF CLOVER, AND "GUIDES DU CANADA". THERE IS A SLANTED POCKET ON RIGHT SIDE OF SKIRT. WAISTLINE AT BACK OF DRESS IS GATHERED WITH ELASTIC; ALSO HAS TWO BELT LOOPS. 2. BELT. BROWN ELASTIC. HAS A METAL BUCKLE. BUCKLE IS RECTANGULAR, ETCHED WITH A THREE LEAF CLOVER. THERE IS A LETTER EMBOSSED WITHIN EACH LEAF OF CLOVER "G G C". BELOW LEAF IS A BLACK BANNER WITH THE WORDS "BE PREPARED" EMBOSSED WITHIN IT. BELT HAS SOME PULLED THREADS AS WELL AS SOME MINOR FRAYING.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
History
PATCH ON BREAST POCKET IS A SPRITES PATROL EMBLEM BADGE.UNIFORM WAS PURCHASED BY MUSEUM STAFF FROM CATHOLIC CHARITIES 10-21-00. BELT WAS $0.50, DRESS WAS $2.50. UNKNOWN ORIGIN.
Catalogue Number
P20000086001
Acquisition Date
2001-07
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
BLAZER
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL, FELT
Catalogue Number
P19990057026
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BLAZER
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1970
Materials
WOOL, FELT
No. Pieces
1
Length
79.0
Width
49.5
Description
PURPLE WOOL BLAZER. HAS WHITE ELASTIC TRIM. TWO PURPLE PLASTIC BUTTONS ON FRONT. LEFT BREAST POCKET HAS A PATCH ON IT MADE OUT OF PURPLE FELT WITH A WHITE BORDER. IN CENTER OF PATCH IS AN ELK'S HEAD, BELOW WHICH IS A BANNER WITH "BPOE" IN PURPLE, AND THE IMAGE OF A CLOCK, ALL MADE OUT OF ONE PIECE OF FELT. EMBROIDERED ON THE SIDES OF THE ELK'S HEAD IS "NO. 224". IN WHITE FELT LETTERS AT THE TOP OF PATCH IS "BARONS".
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
History
BELONGED TO DONOR'S FATHER, WILFRED REED. ITEMS FOUND WHILE CLEANING OUT HOUSE BEFORE SELLING IT. WILF, AND HIS WIFE JENNIE, LIVED IN BARONS AFTER THEY MARRIED, AND FARMED THERE, AND WILF BELONGED TO ELK'S CLUB. SEE P19990057001-GA FOR MORE HISTORY. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A BELT DONATED BY MARK REED. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. JENNIE REED (NEE JORGENSON) WAS BORN IN 1918, THE DAUGHTER OF HANS AND HILDA (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN) JORGENSON. SHE GREW UP ON THE FAMILY FARM NORTHEAST OF GRANUM. SHE WAS MARRIED TO WILFRED THOMAS REED IN 1943 AND THE COUPLE LIVED ON A FARM ONLY 4 MILES NORTHEAST OF WHERE JENNIE WAS BORN, IN THE BARONS-NOBLEFORD DISTRICT. SHE PASSED AWAY ON FEBRUARY 9, 2004 AT THE AGE OF 85. WILFRED THOMAS REED PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 86 ON DECEMBER 20, 2001. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD.
Catalogue Number
P19990057026
Acquisition Date
1999-10
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
GIRL GUIDES UNIFORM
Date Range From
1976
Date Range To
1977
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
POLYESTER/COTTON BLEND, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P20000011049
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
GIRL GUIDES UNIFORM
Date Range From
1976
Date Range To
1977
Materials
POLYESTER/COTTON BLEND, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
2
Description
1. SHIRT. 66.0(L). DARK BLUE W/ TURNED DOWN COLLAR. HAS 5 BLACK, PLASTIC BUTTONS DOWN FRONT WITH A CLOVER LEAF ON THEM WITH "G G C" IN LEAVES AND A BANNER BELOW THAT READS "BE PREPARED". THERE IS A LOOP OF MATERIAL NEAR TOP BUTTON HOLE. SHIRT HAS TWO PATCH POCKETS ON CHEST. LEFT POCKET HAS A VERTICAL WHITE STRIPE ON IT. ABOVE POCKET IS A CIRCULAR PATCH WITH A DARK BLUE BACKGROUND AND A RED BIRD STANDING ON A BRANCH. INSIDE NECKLINE IS A TAG THAT READS "GIRL GUIDES OF CANADA OFFICIAL UNIFORM DESIGNED BY ELEN SOAK GARMENT TO LOOSEN DIRT WASH IN WARM SOAPY WATER DO NOT USE BLEACHING COMPOUND". STAMPED ON TAG IS "10 1/2". LEFT ARM HAS A WHITE PATCH WITH BLUE PRINT THAT READS "1ST LETHBRIDGE CO.". 2. SKIRT. 46.0 (L) X 75.5 (W). DARK BLUE, KNEE LENGTH. FLARES TOWARDS BOTTOM. THERE ARE FOUR BELT LOOPS ON WAISTBAND. ONE SIDE HAS A ZIPPER THAT GOES HALFWAY DOWN SKIRT. ABOVE ZIPPER IS A BLACK PLASTIC BUTTON (SAME AS ON SHIRT). OPPOSITE SIDE HAS A SLIT POCKET. INSIDE WAISTBAND IS A TAG THAT READS "GIRL GUIDES OF CANADA OFFICIAL UNIFORM DESIGNED BY ELEN SOAK GARMENT TO LOOSEN DIRT WASH IN WARM SOAPY WATER DO NOT USE BLEACHING COMPOUND". STAMPED ON TAG IS "10 1/2".
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
History
BELONGED TO DONOR'S DAUGHTER KAREN POTTS NEUFELD.
Catalogue Number
P20000011049
Acquisition Date
2004-06
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BLAZER
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1998
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL, POLYESTER, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19990063003
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BLAZER
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1998
Materials
WOOL, POLYESTER, BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Length
87.5
Width
61.0
Description
NAVY BLUE, WOOL, BLAZER. HAS A POLYESTER LINING; LIGHT BLUE WITH A REPEATING SMALL NAVY BLUE AND SALMON COLOURED PATTERN. HAS TWO INSIDE POCKETS; BENEATH ONE OF THESE IS A BROWN TAG THAT READS "HENLEY BY/PAR TIP TOP". INSIDE POCKET ARE TWO WHITE TAGS THAT READ "52% WOOL/LAINE 48% POLYESTER DRY CLEAN ONLY NETTOYAGE A SEC CA 00261 ACCLAMATED CLOTHING AND TEXTILE WORKERS UNION" "46 31856 TALL M665 13837 817". ON OUTSIDE ARE TWO HIP POCKETS AND ONE BREAST POCKET. ON BREAST POCKET IS AN EMBROIDERED ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BADGE. CONSISTS OF A YELLOW CIRCLE, WITH A CROWN ON TOP; WITHIN BORDER OF CIRCLE, IN GOLD IS "MEMORIAN FORUM RETINEBIMUS". IN CIRCLE IS A RED MAPLE LEAF, BELOW THIS IS A BLUE BANNER THAT READS "LEGION", AND BELOW THIS ARE THREE RED POPPIES. THE CUFFS AND FRONT CLOSURE EACH HAVE TWO GOLD BUTTONS WITH THE SAME LEGION EMBLEM EMBOSSED ON THEM.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
History
BELONGED TO ART TURNER, WHO SERVED OVER THIRTY YEARS IN THE CANADIAN ARMY. TURNER ENLISTED IN CALGARY IN 1934, SERVING OVERSEAS DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR WITH THE 2ND ANTI-TANK REGIMENT FROM LETHBRIDGE. HE REMAINED IN GERMANY WITH THE ARMY OF OCCUPATION FOR TWO YEARS AFTER THE WAR, RETIRING FROM SERVICE IN 1966. TURNER JOINED THE ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION IN 1960 AND, SHORTLY BEFORE HIS DEATH IN 1998, WAS AWARDED A LIFE MEMBERSHIP IN THE GENERAL STEWART BRANCH #4. SEE P19990063001-GA FOR MORE HISTORY. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A JACKET DONATED BY ROSA TURNER. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. ACCORDING TO HER OBITUARY, ROSA TURNER “WAS BORN AND RAISED IN ENGLAND. DURING THE WAR YEARS SHE JOINED THE CIVIL DEFENCE AND STUDIED FIRST AID, AMBULANCE WORK, AND GAS WARFARE, VOLUNTARY WORK WHICH EARNED HER A MEDAL. IN 1959 SHE MOVED TO CANADA AND MARRIED ANDY DUNIPACE. THEY RESIDED IN CHAMPTION UNTIL HIS PASSING IN 1977. IN 1978 SHE MARRIED ART TURNER AND MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE.” ROSA PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 91 ON AUGUST 11, 2002. ARTHUR “ART” A. TURNER C.D. WAS BORN IN BOURNVILLE, ENGLAND AND MOVED TO CANADA AT THE AGE OF 15. HE SERVED IN THE CANADIAN ARMY FOR OVER THIRTY YEARS, INCLUDING OVERSEAS SERVICE DURING WWII IN FRANCE, BELGIUM, HOLLAND, AND GERMANY. HE WAS TWICE WOUNDED, INCLUDING THE LOSS OF HIS HEARING FROM BOMBINGS. HE ALSO SERVED IN GERMANY FOR TWO YEARS WITH THE ARMY OF OCCUPATION FOLLOWING THE WAR. UPON HIS RETURN TO CANADA, HE TRAINED MILITA AND ARMY CADETS THROUGHOUT MANITOBA, SASKATCHEWAN, ALBERTA, AND BRITISH COLUMBIA. HIS OBITUARY LISTS HIS TITLE AND NAME AS WARRANT OFFICER (RETIRED) ARTHUR “ART” A. TURNER, C.D. ART PASSED AWAY ON MAY 2, 1998. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD.
Catalogue Number
P19990063003
Acquisition Date
1999-12
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
BLAZER
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL, PLASTIC, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P20000067004
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BLAZER
Date
1972
Materials
WOOL, PLASTIC, BRASS
No. Pieces
4
Length
80.0
Width
44.0
Description
1. PURPLE WOOL BLAZER. EDGES ARE TRIMMED WITH OFF-WHITE CORD. HAS TWO WAIST PATCH POCKETS AND A PATCH POCKET ON LEFT BREAST. EACH POCKET IS ALSO TRIMMED WITH OFF-WHITE CORD (AS ARE CUFFS). ON BREAST POCKET IS A PATCH THAT CONSISTS OF A PURPLE SHIELD SHAPE, WITH AN ELK'S HEAD IN THE CENTER; ABOVE ELK'S HEAD IS A GOLD CLOCK; ABOVE CLOCK IS A BANNER SHAPE THAT READS "B.P.O. ELKS". BELOW ELK'S HEAD IS "1912-1972". BELOW SHIELD SHAPE IS A PURPLE BANNER WITH GOLD EMBROIDERY, THAT READS "DIAMOND ANNIVERSARY". BLAZER CLOSES WITH TWO BLACK PLASTIC BUTTONS. THE FOLLOWING TWO PINS ARE IN LAPEL OF JACKET: 2. PIN. 0.5CM(H) X 5.1CM(L) X 1.8CM(W). BRASS. RECTANGULAR WITH SCALLOPED EDGES. TOP HALF OF FRONT IS NAVY BLUE WITH GOLD PRINT THAT READS "ALTA. PROV. ELKS ASSOC. PAST PRESIDENT". BOTTOM HALF IS GOLD, ETCHED WITH "JOHN VASELENAK 1935-36". IMPRESSED INTO BACK OF PIN IS "G.F.". HAS A STRAIGHT PIN WITH CLASP ON BACK. 3. PIN. 0.9CM(H) X 1.5CM(L) X 1.0CM(W). 2 PIECES. BRASS. FRONT HAS A GOLD ELK'S HEAD ON A BLUE BACKGROUND; ABOVE HEAD IS A CLOCK, AND ON SIDES OF BLUE BACKGROUND ARE LEAVES. BELOW ELK'S HEAD IS "40 YRS" ON A RED BACKGROUND. BELOW THIS IS "B.P.O. ELKS OF CANADA" ON A WHITE BANNER. HAS A ROUND BACK THAT SCREWS ONTO STEM ON BACK OF PIN.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
History
SEE P20000067001-GA FOR HISTORY. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A BLAZER DONATED BY BRUCE MCKENZIE. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. BRUCE MCKENZIE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 75 ON JULY 7, 2006. ACCORDING TO AN ARTICLE FROM JANUARY 29, 1998 BRUCE SERVED AS EXALTED RULER FOR THE B.P.O. ELKS, LETHBRIDGE LODGE NO. 37. JOHN VASELENAK WAS BORN IN AUSTRIA AND MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1919, WHERE HE STARTED HIS LAW PRACTICE, PRACTICING LAW UP UNTIL HIS DEATH. A NOTICE PRITED ON SEPTEMBER 8, 1922 INDICATES THAT HIS LAW OFFICE WOULD BE LOCATED IN SUITE D OF THE METCALF BUILDING FROM SEPTEMBER 11, 1922 ONWARDS, AND IT REMAINED HIS OFFICE UNTIL HIS DEATH. ACCORDING TO HIS OBITUARY, JOHN “WAS INITIATED INTO THE ELKS CLUB MARCH 5, 1924, WAS EXALTED RULER FOR LETHBRIDGE FROM 1928-1929, PROVICINAL PRESIDENT 1935-1936, PAST GRAND EXALTED RULER FOR CANADA 1938-1939 AND HS BEEN A LIFE MEMBER SINCE 1963.” JOHN WAS MARRIED TO CATHERINE “KAY” VASELENAK (NEE NEGREY). CATHERINE WAS BORN AND RAISED IN LETHBRIDGE, THE DAUGHTER OF GEORGE AND CATHERINE (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN) NEGREY. SHE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 81 ON NOVEMBER 15, 1983. JOHN PASSED AWAY, AGED ACCORDING TO HIS OBITUARY “IN HIS LATE EIGHTIES” ON APRIL 17, 1979. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD.
Catalogue Number
P20000067004
Acquisition Date
2000-12
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
LIONS CLUB
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, FELT
Catalogue Number
P19970071010
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
LIONS CLUB
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
COTTON, FELT
No. Pieces
1
Length
54.3
Width
50.5
Description
RED COTTON VEST WITH PURPLE FELT TRIM ON FRONT AND BOTTOM BORDERS. PURPLE FELT TASSELS VERTICALLY ALONG UPPER PORTION OF FRONT. LIONS CLUB CREST ON RIGHT PROPER VEST; "LETHBRIDGE" EMBROIDERED ON LEFT PROPER. TWO PLASTIC RED BUTTONS ON FRONT, WITH LOOPED STRING FASTENERS. BACK OF VEST HAS GREEN FELT TREE IN CENTRE, OUTLINED IN WHITE, AND "PACIFIC NORTHWEST ALBERTA" PAINTED IN YELLOW ABOVE AND BELOW.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
History
BELONGED TO DONOR'S FATHER, HARRY BOYSE, WHO WAS A MEMBER OF THE LIONS CLUB IN LETHBRIDGE. FOR MORE HISTORY SEE P19970071001-GA. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A VEST DONATED BY KEN BOYSE. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. KENNETH BOYES IS THE SON OF CHARLES HENRY “HARRY” BOYES AND IRENE BOYSE (NEE JOHNSON). HE WAS MARRIED IN MAY 1964 TO DOREEN ELIZABETH ROWE IN THAMESFORD, ON. FOLLOWING THEIR MARRIAGE, THE COUPLE LIVED AT THE RCAF STATION IN MONT APLCA, QC. CHARLES HENRY “HARRY” BOYES PASSED AWAY ON SEPTEMBER 1, 1980 AT THE AGE OF 83. HE MARRIED IRENE JOHNSTON IN 1936. HE WAS AN ACTIVE MEMBER OF THE LETHBRIDGE SHRINE CLUB, SERVING WITH THE CLUB FOR OVER 33 YEARS. HE WAS THE CLUB PRESIDENT IN 1952. HE WAS ALSO MADE AN HONOURARY LIFE MEMBER OF THE ALBERTA SUGAR BEET GROWERS ASSOCIATION FOR 31 YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE ORGANIZATION, WHERE HE SERVED AS LABOUR ADVISOR AND SECRETARY/MANAGER. HARRY ALSO SPENT OVER 40 YEARS WORKING AS A FILM PROJECTIONIST, HAVING WORKED IN VARIOUS THEATRES INCLUDING: IN LETHBRIDGE, THE ROXY, EMPRESS, CAPITOL, AND PARAMOUNT; IN BOW ISLAND, RED DEER, STETTLER, AND CALGARY. HARRY WAS ALSO AN ACTIVE MEMBER OF THE LIONS CLUB IN LETHBRIDGE. DURING WWII HARRY WAS THE CAPTAIN OF THE LION INFANTRY TEAM IN THE VICTORY LOAN CAMPAIGN. AN ARTICLE FROM JULY 6, 1943 RECOUNTS THAT HARRY WAS VERY SUCCESSFUL AT SELLING WAR BONDS: “MR BOYSE … TOOK OUT A ‘STAMP-O-GRAM’ CARD AND WITH 18 CALLS SOLD $103 WORTH OF WAR SAVINGS STAMPS. A ‘DEPTH CHARGE’ COSTS $90 AND MR. BOYSE FEELS THAT HE WILL PERSONALLY BE ABLE TO SELL FOUR ‘DEPTH CHARGES’ FOR THE CORVETTE LETHBRIDGE.” ANOTHER ARTICLE FROM JUNE 18, 1943 EXPLAINS THAT HARRY HAD JUST COMPLETED A SUCCESSFUL TERM AS PRESIDENT OF THE LIONS CLUB. THE ARTICLE CONTINUES SAYING: “’LIONS THROUGHOUT CANADA POINT WITH PRIDE TO THE $117,000 ALREADY SENT OVERSEAS FOR THIS CAUSE. THIS MONEY IS ENTRUSTED TO THE WAIFS AND STRAYS SOCIETY, WHICH ADMINISTERS HOMES FOR LITTLE BOYS AND GIRLS WHO HAVE BEEN EVACTUATED FROM TARGET AREAS, OR WHOSE PARENTS HAVE BEEN KILLED OR INJURED IN THE ‘BLITZ’’, [MR. BOYSE] SAID.” IRENE BOYSE (NEE JOHNSON) WAS BORN IN BANTRY, ND ON AUGUST 20, 1908 AND MOVED TO CANADA IN 1909. SHE WAS RAISED AND EDUCATED IN THE FOREMOST, AB AREA. SHE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 89 ON OCTOBER 16, 1997. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD.
Catalogue Number
P19970071010
Acquisition Date
1997-07
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION CONVENTION T-SHIRT
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON/POLYESTER, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P20020077009
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION CONVENTION T-SHIRT
Date
2001
Materials
COTTON/POLYESTER, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Length
76.0
Description
NAVY BLUE T-SHIRT. HAS A RIBBED, FOLDED DOWN COLLAR, AND SHORT SLEEVES WITH RIBBED CUFFS. TOP FRONT OF T-SHIRT IS OPEN AND HAS 3 BEIGE BUTTONS. THERE IS ALSO A PATCH POCKET ON LEFT BREAST. ABOVE THIS ARE TWO LOGOS, ONE SLIGHTLY OVERLAPPING THE OTHER, BOTH IN WHITE. ONE LOGO CONSISTS OF A CIRCLE WITH A WHITE BORDER, WITHIN WHICH READS "ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA". IN CENTER OF CIRCLE IS THE IMAGE OF A PLANE AND A CANNON AND ANCHOR. HORIZONTALLY ACROSS CIRCLE IS A BANNER THAT READS "GENERAL STEWART BRANCH NO. 4". OTHER LOGO IS A CIRCLE WITH A HOLLOW BORDER, WITHIN WHICH READS "PROVINCIAL COMMAND ALBERTA & N.W.T.". IN CENTER OF CIRCLE IS THE ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION LOGO, FLANKED BY 2 POPPIES, AND "CONVENTION 42 JUNE 2001". THERE ARE 2 TAGS IN NECK OF SHIRT: ONE READS "GILDAN ACTIVEWEAR ULTRA BLEND HEAVYWEIGHT", AND THE OTHER GIVES SIZE "L" AND MATERIALS AND CARE INSTRUCTIONS.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
History
DONOR HAS BEEN A LEGION MEMBER SINCE 1995. HE JOINED THE LETHBRIDGE BRANCH ON ACCOUNT OF HIS INTEREST IN LOCAL MILITARY HISTORY AND THE FACT HIS GREAT GRANDFATHER ENLISTED IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR IN LETHBRIDGE. DONOR HAD NO MILITARY EXPERIENCE PRIOR TO JOINING. IN 1998 HE CURATED THE MUSEUM EXHIBIT "A CALL TO SERVE" HIGHLIGHTING THE CONTRIBUTION OF THE LOCAL LEGION. AS A RESULT, HE WAS INVITED TO GET INVOLVED IN A MORE ACTIVE CAPACITY. IN NOVEMBER OF 1998 HE WAS ELECTED TO THE EXECUTIVE OF THE NO. 4 BRANCH AND SERVED A TWO-YEAR TERM. HE SERVED ON THE POPPY, REMEMBRANCE DAY AND MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEES. MATERIAL WAS COLLECTED DURING HIS EXECUTIVE ACTIVITIES OR IN SUPPORT OF ONGOING LEGION EVENTS/ACTIVITIES. DONOR BORN RONALD KEVIN MACLEAN ON DECEMBER 10, 1969 AT ST. MICHAEL'S HOSPITAL, TO MALCOLM (MAC) AND BARBARA MACLEAN (NEE CHISHOLM). DONOR'S FATHER IS INVOLVED IN THE CATTLE INDUSTRY, OWNING THE ORDER BUYING AND TRUCKING BUSINESS MACLEAN LIVESTOCK SINCE THE LATE 1970S. DONOR'S MOTHER'S FAMILY ARE LONGTIME RESIDENTS OF LETHBRIDGE, COMING HERE IN THE 1890S. DONOR'S MATERNAL GRANDFATHER WAS REGINALD CHISOLM, OWNER OF LETHBRIDGE BUSINESS SOUTH ALTA PRODUCE. DONOR WAS RAISED ON A FARM OUTSIDE THE TOWN OF PICTURE BUTTE, ALBERTA. HE ATTENDED ST. CATHERINE'S SCHOOL, IN PICTURE BUTTE, UNTIL 1984, AFTER WHICH HE ATTENDED PICTURE BUTTE HIGH SCHOOL, GRADUATING IN 1987. DONOR MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN THE FALL OF THAT YEAR IN ORDER TO TAKE THE ENGINEERING/DRAFTING PROGRAM AT THE LETHBRIDGE COMMUNITY COLLEGE. DONOR NEVER COMPLETED THE PROGRAM, PURSUING INSTEAD EMPLOYMENT AT THE LETHBRIDGE LODGE HOTEL ('87-'88 YEAR), ALBERTA TRANSPORTATION (SUMMER '89), AND NOVA TEL ('90-'91). HE ENROLLED IN A BACHELOR OF ARTS PROGRAM IN HISTORY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE IN 1992, COMPLETING THE PROGRAM IN 2002. IN 1994 HE BECAME EMPLOYED AT THE SIR ALEXANDER GALT MUSEUM AND REMAINS THERE (AT TIME OF DONATION) IN HIS CAPACITY AS COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN.
Catalogue Number
P20020077009
Acquisition Date
2003-05
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
BROWNIE UNIFORM
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, PLASTIC, LEATHER, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19940048000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BROWNIE UNIFORM
Date
1956
Materials
COTTON, PLASTIC, LEATHER, STEEL
No. Pieces
4
Description
1. DRESS: 86CM (L) X 61CM (W). BROWN COTTON DRESS HAS POLO COLLAR WITH TWO PLASTIC BROWN BUTTONS WITH THE BROWN LOGO ETCHED ON TO THEM. HAS LONG SLEEVES WITH ONE BUTTON ON THE CUFF AND TWO KNIFE PLEATS. LEFT SLEEVE HAS TAG READS IN BROWN "9TH LETHBRIDGE PACK". ON RIGHT ARE TWO TRIANGULAR BADGES THAT READS IN YELLOW "GIRL GUIDES" WITH YELLOW MUSICAL NOTES BELOW, AND TOP BADGE IS "GIRL GUIDES", BELOW EMBROIDERED COLLECTORS BADGE (MAG. GLASS). ON EACH SHOULDER IS A FLAP WITH A POINTED END THAT HAVE THE SAME BUTTON BY THE NECK. ON EACH BREAST IS A FLAP POCKET WITH A STRIP OF MATERIAL RUNNING VERTICALLY IN THE MIDDLE, FASTEN WITH THE SAME BUTTON. LEFT POCKET HAS A BROWN FELT CIRCLE WITH A SILVER COLOURED STAR BUTTON, AND A BROWN BADGE ABOVE IT ON THE RIGHT THAT IN YELLOW EMBROIDERY READS "GIRL GUIDES" WITH A BAR ABOVE IT. ON THE LEFT IS A BLUE TAG THAT READS IN WHITE AT BOTTOM "BROWNIES" AND HAS A DOUBLE YELLOW CIRCLE ABOVE THAT READS "CATHOLIC WOMEN'S LEAGUE - FOR GOD AND CANADA". THE CENTRE IS WHITE WITH A BLUE CROSS AND YELLOW STARS BELOW. ABOVE RIGHT POCKET IS A BROWN BADGE WITH A BLUE STICK FIGURE WEARING A HAT. DRESS FALLS STRAIGHT DOWN AND HAS A WIDE HEM. INSIDE BACK NECK IS A WHITE TAG THAT READS IN BLUE AND RED "OFFICIAL UNIFORM - GIRL GUIDES ASSOCIATION STORES DEPARTMENT -TORONTO, CANADA". HAS NUMEROUS MINOR STAINS THROUGHOUT. BADGES ARE FRAYED ON EDGES. 2. SCARF: 116CM (L) X 58CM (W). BROWN COTTON SCARF IS A TRIANGLE THAT HAS BEEN FOLDED LIKE AN ACCORDIAN AND IS FASTENED OVER THE LEFT SHOULDER UNDER THE STRAP. HAS A HEM ALONG ENTIRE PIECE OF FABRIC. SOME STITCHES ARE COMING LOOSE. MATERIAL IS WRINKLED AT ONE END. 3. BELT: 75.3CM (L) X 10.7CM (W). BROWN LEATHER BELT HAS A RECTANGULAR ALUMINUM(?) HOOK WITH A PIECE DOWN THE MIDDLE TO SECURE THE BELT. END OF BELT HAS A SLIGHTLY ROUNDED AND POINTED END. ARE TWO LEATHER BELT LOOPS WITH ONE HAVING A HALF CIRCLE LOOP WITH A CIRCULAR HOOK SCREWED ON, AND A STEEL CLASP THAT READS "MADE IN U.S.A." ETCHED ON, AND OPENS BY PUSHING IN THE SIDE WITH THE THUMB. FIVE HOLES PUNCHED IN TO THE END, HAS A BUCKLE LOOPED ON. HAS A CIRCLE PERIMETER WITH THE THREE LEAF CLOVER WITH THE "G-G-C" ETCHED ON. HAS A CLASP ON THE RIGHT WHICH HOOKS INTO THE HOOK ON THE OTHER END. BACK IS NOT PAINTED, HAS STAMPED ON THE LOGO WHICH READS "BE PREPARED" AND THEN "IMPORTANT NOTICE THIS BELT CANNOT BE EXCHANGED IF BUCKLE IS MOVED - 26". LEATHER WORN ALONG EDGES. CORROSION ON STEEL HOOK. 4. HAT: 24.9CM (D). BROWN FELT BERET IS FLAT WITH A SMALL KNOT OF MATERIAL ON TOP CENTER OF HAT. MATERIAL IS FOLDED OVER AND GOES TO ABOUT 1/2 WAY TO CENTER AND THEN HAS SEAM. MIDDLE IS OPEN FOR HEAD. HAS A BROWN FELT BADGE ON THIS FOLDED OVER MATERIAL WITH A YELLOW EMBROIDERED SPRITE IN CENTER. HAS SOME SURFACE DIRT, FELT SHOWS SIGNS OF WEAR.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
History
CANADA. SPECIFIC HISTORY UNKNOWN. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A BROWNIE UNIFORM DONATED BY BARBARA GOODMAN. RUTHANN SPOKE BRIEFLY WITH THE DONOR, WHO INDICATED THAT SHE WORE THE UNIFORM AS A CHILD AND THAT SHE WAS PART OF A BROWNIE PACK THAT MET AT OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION SCHOOL. NO FURTHER ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WAS PROVIDED.
Catalogue Number
P19940048000
Acquisition Date
1994-10
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
BOY SCOUT'S SWEATER
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOL
Catalogue Number
P19950073138
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BOY SCOUT'S SWEATER
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Materials
WOOL
No. Pieces
1
Length
46
Width
107.5
Description
GREEN WOOL CHILD'S SWEATER. CREW-NECK, WITH LONG FITTED CUFFS. YELLOW ARM-BAND ON LEFT SLEEVE, WITH RED FELT TRIANGLE OVER SQUARE YELLOW PATCH ON UPPER ARM. RIGHT SHOULDER HAS PATCH WITH "11TH LETHBRIDGE" EMBROIDERED IN CALLIGRAPHY. LEFT BREAST HAS GREEN BADGE WITH RED WOLF AND "BOY SCOUTS" EMBROIDERED. RIGHT BREAST HAS RECTANGULAR PATCH WITH "BOY SCOUTS-CANADA", AND ALBERTA CREST WITH WILD ROSE BELOW. TWO SMALL HOLES ON FRONT, REPAIRED WITH DARK GREEN THREAD.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
History
PART OF BOY SCOUT'S UNIFORM WORN BY CALVIN ING. SEE RELATED NUMBERS P19950073138-GA TO P19950073142-GA. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING ONE DONATED AS PART OF THE ING ESTATE (P19950073023). SHE EXTRACTED THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ON THE ING FAMILY FROM PERMANENT FILE P19950073001, WHICH CONTAINS A TRANSCRIPT OF THE INTERVIEW COLLECTIONS TECH KEVIN MACLEAN CONDUCTED WITH HAROLD ING JR., SON OF HAROLD AND MYRA, IN HIS ROOM AT THE LETHBRIDGE HOTEL IN SEPTEMBER 2005. MYRA WAS BORN IN GOLDEN B.C. TO SHIN-BOW AND CHOW TING RAH; HER FATHER ORGINALLY EMIGRATED TO CANADA TO WORK ON CANADIAN RAILWAY CONSTRUCTION AND LATER BECAME A RESTAURANTEUR, WHERE MYRA DEVELOPED HER ENGLISH SKILLS AS A WAITRESS. "IN 1906 MY DAD [HAROLD ING SR.] LEFT HONG KONG FOR VANCOUVER, HE COULDN'T SPEAK ENGLISH... HE'S GOT TO BE A WAITER, A BUSBOY... AND HE LEARNED ALL THE WAY UP, IN THE MEANTIME PICKING UP ENGLISH... WENT TO WINNIPEG. THIS IS BEFORE ME. BY THEN HE KNEW THE WHOLE SYSTEM OF RESTAURANTING." MYRA AND HAROLD SR. MARRIED AND ADOPTED HAROLD JR. WHEN HE WAS BORN INTO A POOR FAMILY OF ELEVEN IN 1944, IN VANCOUVER. "ME AND MY TWIN SISTER WERE SOLD BECAUSE THERE WERE JUST TOO MANY. SO DAD, MY MOM PICKED ME AND DAD SAID YES THAT'S GOOD... I DON'T KNOW WHERE MY SISTER IS... THERE'S NO WAY OF FINDING OUT." THE ING FAMILY SETTLED IN LETHBRIDGE IN THE LATE 1940S, AND HAROLD SR. OWNS AND OPERATES THE NEW MOON CAFE AND TWO GROCERIES, WHICH ARE RUN BY THE FAMILY AND NEW CHINESE IMMIGRANTS THAT HAROLD SR. SPONSORED. "AT APPROXIMATELY FIVE YEARS OLD [MY FATHER] INTRODUCED ME TO THE NEW MOON CAFE, AND I WAS A BUSBOY AT THE AGE OF FIVE... IN 1951 HE SHOWED ME MY FIRST HUNDRED DOLLAR BILL... BECAUSE HE WAS THE OWNER... HE'D WAKE UP AT FIVE IN THE MORNING TO GO TO THE CAFE, OFF AND ON TO THE GROCERY STORE AND MIGHT BE DONE AT EIGHT AT NIGHT, SUPPER AND IMMEDIATELY TO CHINATOWN [FOR] GAMBLING, PUTTING DOWN MAH JONG." HAROLD JR. ATTENDED WESTMINISTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DURING THE DAY, AND CHINESE SCHOOL AT THE CHINESE NATIONAL LEAGUE IN THE EVENINGS - HIS FATHER WAS THE PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL LEAGUE, AND THE ORGANIZATION RAN THE SCHOOL, CULTURAL CELEBRATIONS, FILM SCREENINGS, AND BANQUETS, FUNDED BY MEMBERSHIP FEES. HAROLD'S YOUNGER BROTHER, CALVIN, "GOT SENT TO A BOARDING SCHOOL SOMEWHERE. HE WAS GIFTED, BUT HE HAD A BYPASS SURGERY, HE HAD SOMETHING WRONG WITH HIS HEART. HE COULDN'T HANDLE PUBLIC SCHOOL, SO THEY SENT HIM TO B.C." AFTER HIGH SCHOOL AND A BRIEF STINT IN CALGARY, HAROLD JR. RAN ING'S GROCERY FOR HIS FATHER, AND IN THE LATE 1960S AND EARLY 70S ALSO WORKED AS A PHOTOGRAPHER FOR THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND A SALESMAN AT SEARS. BOTH HAROLD SR. AND MYRA ING PASSED AWAY IN THE 1990S, AND THE OBJECTS ENCOMPASSING DONATION P19950073001-231 WERE COLLECTED FROM THE FAMILY HOME. FOR A COMPLETE TRANSCRIPT OF THE INTERVIEW, COPIES OF PHOTOGRAPHS AND WRITTEN DETAILS ON THE CHINESE NATIONAL LEAGUE, SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P19950073138
Acquisition Date
1995-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
SUIT JACKET AND PIN
Date Range From
1986
Date Range To
1995
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
POLYESTER, WOOL, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P20100021001
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SUIT JACKET AND PIN
Date Range From
1986
Date Range To
1995
Materials
POLYESTER, WOOL, BRASS
No. Pieces
2
Description
1. SUIT JACKET, LIGHT BLUE, POLYESTER/WOOL BLEND. LIGHT GREY LINING. THREE FRONT POCKETS AND THREE INSIDE POCKETS. OUTER LEFT BREAST POCKET HAS CREST WITH WHITE DESIGN ON BLACK CIRCLE. TEXT READS “MINERS – LIBRARY CLUB, LETHBRIDGE". INSIDE RIGHT BREAST POCKET HAS LABEL WITH, "BLACK’S MEN’S SHOP, LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA". LEFT BREAST POCKET HAS LABEL WITH “55% POLYESTER 45% WOOL, DRY CLEAN ONLY, PRESS WITH COOL IRON ONLY, CA00750 ”. TWO BUTTONS AT FRONT CLOSURE; FOUR BUTTONS AT EACH CUFF. NOTCHED LAPELS; SINGLE-BREASTED. (67.5 CM WIDE, 76.5 CM LONG, 5.3 CM HEIGHT). 2. PIN, BRASS CREST. READS, "MINERS' LIBRARY CLUB, LETHBRIDGE" TEXT IS ON A PAINTED RED BACKGROUND. ATTACHED TO JACKET WITH A BRASS DISK THAT SCREWS ONTO THE THREADED METAL PIN. (1.2 CM WIDE, 1.4 CM LONG, O.8 CM HIGHT).
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
History
JACKET AND TIE WERE WORN BY LOCAL RESIDENT AND FORMER MINERS’ LIBRARY CLUB PRESIDENT ROBERT “BOBBIE” BROWN FROM APPROXIMATELY 1986 TO 1995. BOBBIE BROWN WAS ATTRACTED TO THE CLUB AS A 17 YEAR OLD ADOLESCENT AROUND 1948, BUT ACCORDING TO HIS WIFE MARLA BROWN, HE WAS TOO YOUNG TO DRINK AND CONSEQUENTLY WAS “ONLY ALLOWED TO GO DOWN INTO THE BASEMENT, WHERE HE MET FRIENDS AND PLAYED CARDS”. BY THEN, HIS FATHER JACK “JOHN” BROWN AND BROTHERS JIM AND ANDREW “BUCK” WERE ALL DEDICATED MEMBERS OF THE MINERS. MARLA FELT THAT HER HUSBAND’S DEVOTION TO THE CLUB AND ATTENDANCE AT SUCH A YOUNG AGE REFLECTED HIS COMMITMENT TO HIS FAMILY AND THE PLEASURE HE GOT FROM BEING AROUND HIS BROTHERS AND FATHER. ON 18 AUGUST 1950, BOBBIE ENLISTED IN THE ROYAL CANADIAN ARMY, SERVING IN KOREA AS A SAPPER WITH ENGINEERS. HE WAS HONORABLY DISCHARGED ON AUGUST 6, 1952 AND RETURNED HOME TO LETHBRIDGE. ONCE BACK, BOBBIE WAS OLD ENOUGH TO BE UPSTAIRS IN THE MINERS. IN JUNE 2010, HE RECALLED THAT THERE WERE NO WOMEN ALLOWED IN THE CLUB AND THAT A DRAFT BEER WAS 10 CENTS A GLASS. NO HARD LIQUOR WAS ALLOWED TO BE SERVED IN THE CLUB AT THE TIME. IF WOMEN WERE FINALLY ALLOWED TO VISIT THE CLUB, THEY WERE REQUIRED TO PATRONIZE A “SEPARATE SIDE” OF THE BAR. ACCORDING TO BOBBIE, “THE LIBRARY WAS VERY SPORTS-ORIENTED”. IT DONATED FUNDS TO MANY CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS AND ACCORDING TO MARLA, “BUILT QUITE A FEW PARKS IN LETHBRIDGE”. BOBBIE’S DEDICATION TO THE CLUB AND HIS APPRECIATION OF THE CLUB’S IMPACT ON THE COMMUNITY, LED HIM TO SERVE AS BOARD OF DIRECTORS IN 1986. AFTER A 3 YEAR TERM AS DIRECTOR, HE WAS ELECTED PRESIDENT, WHICH HE OCCUPIED UNTIL 1995. FOR HIS SERVICE, HE WAS AWARDED A LIFE MEMBERSHIP. IN 1995, HE DECIDED TO TRANSFER HIS ENERGIES TO THE ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION NO. 4 BRANCH AND ITS EXECUTIVE, A DECISION MADE FOLLOWING A SECOND, BUT UNSUCCESSFUL BID FOR THE MINERS’ PRESIDENCY. BOBBY WAS EQUALLY PASSIONATE ABOUT HIS SERVICE WITH THE LEGION, BUT ULTIMATELY HIS HEART REMAINED WITH THE MINERS WHICH CLOSED IN 2003. IN BOBBIE’S OPINION, THE CAMARADERIE IN THE MINERS WAS WITHOUT EQUAL. THE CLUB BLAZER WITH CREST WAS WORN BY BOBBIE TO EVERY BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING AND TO FUNCTIONS INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, CHEQUE PRESENTATION AND SPONSORED SPORTING EVENTS (AKA. SPORTS HALL OF FAME). HE OWNED NO BLAZER BUT THIS ONE PROVIDED TO HIM WITHOUT CHARGE BY THE CLUB IN 1986. BOBBIE’S FONDEST MEMORIES OF TIME SPENT AT THE MINERS INCLUDE HIS DAILY VISITS TO THE MINERS FOR BEER FOLLOWING THE COMPLETION OF HIS WORK DAY AS A CARRIER WITH CANADA POST. FROM EARLY AFTERNOON UNTIL 4:00 HE SHARED TIME WITH FRIENDS CORRIDO SANTONI AND WORK COLLEAGUES BILL HARCUZ AND ANDY PONECH – EACH ONE VOLUNTEERING IN SUCCESSION TO PAY FOR THE NEXT DAY’S ROUNDS. IN 2010 BOBBIE’S WIFE MARLA CLAIMED, “THAT WAS HIM AS A MEMBER (AFTERNOONS), BUT AS A BOARD OF DIRECTORS, HE SPENT HIS WHOLE LIFE AT THE MINERS”. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE
Catalogue Number
P20100021001
Acquisition Date
2010-06
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
BOY SCOUTS UNIFORM, KHAKI
Date Range From
1963
Date Range To
1963
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P20140034002
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BOY SCOUTS UNIFORM, KHAKI
Date Range From
1963
Date Range To
1963
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Height
3
Length
67
Width
44
Description
SHORT-SLEEVED, COLLARED SHIRT MADE OF KHAKI-COLOURED COTTON. FIVE BROWN PLASTIC BUTTONS DOWN THE FRONT HAVE FLEUR-DE-LIS PATTERN AND TEXT READING “BOY SCOUTS CANADA”. EMBROIDERED PATCH ABOVE RIGHT CHEST POCKET READS “BOY SCOUTS – CANADA” IN RED. EMBROIDERED YELLOW PATCH ABOVE LEFT CHEST POCKET DEPICTS A BRIDGE, BUSHEL OF WHEAT, AND HELMET AND PICKAXE IN BLACK THREAD, WITH TEXT READING “LETHBRIDGE DISTRICT” IN RED. EMBROIDERED PATCH ON LEFT CHEST POCKET DEPICTS A FLEUR-DE-LIS IN RED THREAD AND TEXT READING “BOY SCOUTS” IN YELLOW. OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
History
THIS SHIRT BELONGED TO THE DONOR, DON CHAPMAN. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ON THE CHAPMAN FAMILY WAS PROVIDED BY THE DONOR AT THE TIME OF DONATION. THE CHAPMANS RESIDED IN LETHBRIDGE FROM 1958 TO 1963. THEY MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE FROM LACOMBE, ALBERTA, AFTER DON’S FATHER STUART ACCEPTED THE POSITION OF ADMINISTRATOR OF THE GALT REHABILITATION CENTRE, LOCATED IN THE OLD GALT HOSPITAL BUILDING. IN 1963 THE FAMILY MOVED TO LANGLEY, B.C. WHERE STUART BECAME THE ADMINISTRATOR OF THE LANGLEY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL. WHILE IN LETHBRIDGE, DON WAS ACTIVE IN BOY SCOUTS, ATTAINING QUEEN’S SCOUT STATUS AND BEING CHOSEN AS ONE OF TWO LETHBRIDGE SCOUTS TO TRAVEL TO NEW MEXICO ON AN “ADVENTURE TRIP” IN 1963. ON SEPTEMBER 16, 2014, COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED DON CHAPMAN ABOUT HIS FAMILY’S TIME IN LETHBRIDGE AND MEMORIES RELATED TO THE SPECIFIC DONATED OBJECTS. CHAPMAN SAID: “I WAS BORN IN 1947 AND WE CAME [TO LETHBRIDGE] BECAUSE MY FATHER GOT A JOB HERE… IT WAS EXCITING. WE HAD NO IDEA WHERE LETHBRIDGE WAS… IT WAS KIND OF LIKE, FINALLY THE FAMILY IS GETTING A FINANCIAL FOOTING AND THERE WAS A CAREER PATH AHEAD… THE MOVE TO LETHBRIDGE WAS KIND OF LIKE A NEW START… CERTAINLY FOR ME, LETHBRIDGE WAS FORMATIVE YEARS… SCOUTING WAS A SIGNIFICANT UNDERTAKING IN MY LIFE, I WAS QUITE COMMITTED TO IT… IT WAS A WAY TO LEARN FUNDAMENTAL LIFE SKILLS AND MEMBERSHIP… YOU WOULD LEARN WHAT IT’S LIKE TO BE IN A GROUP, WHAT IT’S LIKE TO BE ON A TEAM… I BELONGED TO THE 14TH LETHBRIDGE SCOUT TROOP AND IT WAS CENTERED IN THE MCKILLOP UNITED CHURCH… A LOT OF IT WAS CENTERED AROUND AN ANNUAL CAMP. WE WOULD GO OUT FOR AT LEAST A WEEK… INTO THE EASTERN SLOPE OF THE ROCKIES… YOU HAD TO LEARN HOW TO COOK… YOU HAD TO LEARN SURVIVAL SKILLS, YOU HAD TO LEARN HOW TO TIE KNOTS, SINGING AROUND THE CAMPFIRE AT MEETINGS… IT WAS KIND OF A FRATERNAL ORGANIZATION FOR YOUNG PEOPLE.” OF HIS SCOUTING TRIP TO NEW MEXICO, CHAPMAN SAID: “[THESE OBJECTS] REALLY CENTER AROUND… [THE] ADVENTURE TRIP IN 1963 THAT WE TOOK DOWN TO NEW MEXICO… I ATTAINED QUEEN’S SCOUT STATUS [THAT YEAR]… I THINK THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME ANY GROUP OF PEOPLE HAD GONE FROM ALBERTA… THE ENDPOINT IS THE PHILMONT SCOUTING RANCH… WHICH IS A HUGE RANCH, STILL IN EXISTENCE, AND HUNDREDS AND THOUSANDS OF SCOUTS GO THERE FROM THE UNITED STATES… THERE WERE 50 OF US, AND SO THAT’S WHY, WHEN YOU LOOK AT THESE ARTIFACTS, I’M “DON CHAPMAN – 50” BECAUSE I WAS NUMBER 50… THE VAST MAJORITY OF SCOUTS IN THE STATES HAD NOT SEEN CANADIAN SCOUTS BEFORE… THE WAY THE PHILMONT SCOUT RANCH WORKS IS YOU GO INTO A MAIN AREA WHERE THERE ARE ABOUT 500 TWO-MAN TENTS, AND THEN YOU GO OFF ON THE CAMPING JOURNEY THROUGH THE RANCH.” OF THIS SPECIFIC OBJECT, CHAPMAN SAID: “THIS IS ANOTHER SHIRT [THAT WAS] GIVEN TO US… FOR THAT PARTICULAR ADVENTURE TRIP [IN 1963]. AND YOU WERE NOT ALLOWED TO PUT ANY DECORATION ON IT EXCEPT FOR THE BADGE OF THE AREA THAT YOU CAME FROM AND THEN THE CONVENTIONAL SCOUT BADGES. OTHERWISE THERE WAS NO DECORATION, NO INDICATION OF WHO’S A QUEEN’S SCOUT AND WHO ISN’T… TO BRING YOU ALL TO A COMMON DENOMINATOR… WHAT YOU’RE MORE INTERESTED IN IS IF THE PERSON HAS THE SKILLS TO MAKE CAMP AND DO WHAT WAS NECESSARY. SO BY THE TIME WE WERE FINISHED WE WERE KIND OF A MORE COHESIVE GROUP… ON THE TRIP, WE ONLY WORE THE KHAKI UNIFORM.” SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPIES OF FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT AND NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS REPORTING ON CHAPMAN’S NEW MEXICO TRIP.
Catalogue Number
P20140034002
Acquisition Date
2014-09
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
BOY SCOUT'S SHIRT
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19950073137
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BOY SCOUT'S SHIRT
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
8
Length
74.5
Width
48.5
Description
FOREST GREEN COTTON BUTTON-UP SHIRT, WITH LONG SLEEVES AND COLLAR. SHOULDER TABS, POCKETS, AND SHIRT HAVE BROWN BUTTONS, EMBOSSED WITH "BOY SCOUTS CANADA" WITH FLEUR-DE-LIS AND "BE PREPARED". LOWER PORTION OF LEFT BREAST POCKET HAS BEEN REMOVED, WITH LOOSE THREADS REMAINING ON SHIRT IN ITS PLACE. GREEN COTTON PATCH SEWN ABOVE RIGHT BREAST POCKET, WITH "BOY SCOUTS-CANADA" EMBROIDERED IN YELLOW THREAD. WHITE PATCH PINNED DIRECTLY ABOVE (PIN REMOVED), WITH "11TH LETHBRIDGE" EMBROIDERED IN RED. POCKET HAS BEIGE MACHINE-EMBROIDERED BADGE OF ALBERTA CREST PINNED AT CENTRE (PIN REMOVED), WITH LOOSE RED THREADS BELOW. ABOVE LEFT BREAST POCKET IS PINNED YELLOW BADGE (PIN REMOVED) READING "LETHBRIDGE DISTRICT", WITH IMAGE OF THE HIGH-LEVEL BRIDGE, A WHEAT BUSHEL AND COAL MINING PICK AND HAT. AT THE END OF THE LEFT SHOULDER TAB IS PINNED (PIN REMOVED) ONE BLACK AND ONE YELLOW COTTON RIBBON, FOLDED IN HALF AND STAPLED TOGETHER NEAR TOP. DETACHED POCKET HAS WHITE WOOLEN BAND PINNED VERTICALLY TO THE LEFT OF BEIGE OVAL BADGE EMBROIDERED WITH "BOY SCOUTS" AND RED FLEUR-DE-LIS, WHICH IS PINNED TO CENTRE OF POCKET (PINS REMOVED).
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
History
BELONGED TO DONOR. BADGES HAVE BEEN REMOVED AND ARE STORED SEPARATELY, WITH DETACHED POCKET. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING ONE DONATED AS PART OF THE ING ESTATE (P19950073023). SHE EXTRACTED THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ON THE ING FAMILY FROM PERMANENT FILE P19950073001, WHICH CONTAINS A TRANSCRIPT OF THE INTERVIEW COLLECTIONS TECH KEVIN MACLEAN CONDUCTED WITH HAROLD ING JR., SON OF HAROLD AND MYRA, IN HIS ROOM AT THE LETHBRIDGE HOTEL IN SEPTEMBER 2005. MYRA WAS BORN IN GOLDEN B.C. TO SHIN-BOW AND CHOW TING RAH; HER FATHER ORGINALLY EMIGRATED TO CANADA TO WORK ON CANADIAN RAILWAY CONSTRUCTION AND LATER BECAME A RESTAURANTEUR, WHERE MYRA DEVELOPED HER ENGLISH SKILLS AS A WAITRESS. "IN 1906 MY DAD [HAROLD ING SR.] LEFT HONG KONG FOR VANCOUVER, HE COULDN'T SPEAK ENGLISH... HE'S GOT TO BE A WAITER, A BUSBOY... AND HE LEARNED ALL THE WAY UP, IN THE MEANTIME PICKING UP ENGLISH... WENT TO WINNIPEG. THIS IS BEFORE ME. BY THEN HE KNEW THE WHOLE SYSTEM OF RESTAURANTING." MYRA AND HAROLD SR. MARRIED AND ADOPTED HAROLD JR. WHEN HE WAS BORN INTO A POOR FAMILY OF ELEVEN IN 1944, IN VANCOUVER. "ME AND MY TWIN SISTER WERE SOLD BECAUSE THERE WERE JUST TOO MANY. SO DAD, MY MOM PICKED ME AND DAD SAID YES THAT'S GOOD... I DON'T KNOW WHERE MY SISTER IS... THERE'S NO WAY OF FINDING OUT." THE ING FAMILY SETTLED IN LETHBRIDGE IN THE LATE 1940S, AND HAROLD SR. OWNS AND OPERATES THE NEW MOON CAFE AND TWO GROCERIES, WHICH ARE RUN BY THE FAMILY AND NEW CHINESE IMMIGRANTS THAT HAROLD SR. SPONSORED. "AT APPROXIMATELY FIVE YEARS OLD [MY FATHER] INTRODUCED ME TO THE NEW MOON CAFE, AND I WAS A BUSBOY AT THE AGE OF FIVE... IN 1951 HE SHOWED ME MY FIRST HUNDRED DOLLAR BILL... BECAUSE HE WAS THE OWNER... HE'D WAKE UP AT FIVE IN THE MORNING TO GO TO THE CAFE, OFF AND ON TO THE GROCERY STORE AND MIGHT BE DONE AT EIGHT AT NIGHT, SUPPER AND IMMEDIATELY TO CHINATOWN [FOR] GAMBLING, PUTTING DOWN MAH JONG." HAROLD JR. ATTENDED WESTMINISTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DURING THE DAY, AND CHINESE SCHOOL AT THE CHINESE NATIONAL LEAGUE IN THE EVENINGS - HIS FATHER WAS THE PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL LEAGUE, AND THE ORGANIZATION RAN THE SCHOOL, CULTURAL CELEBRATIONS, FILM SCREENINGS, AND BANQUETS, FUNDED BY MEMBERSHIP FEES. HAROLD'S YOUNGER BROTHER, CALVIN, "GOT SENT TO A BOARDING SCHOOL SOMEWHERE. HE WAS GIFTED, BUT HE HAD A BYPASS SURGERY, HE HAD SOMETHING WRONG WITH HIS HEART. HE COULDN'T HANDLE PUBLIC SCHOOL, SO THEY SENT HIM TO B.C." AFTER HIGH SCHOOL AND A BRIEF STINT IN CALGARY, HAROLD JR. RAN ING'S GROCERY FOR HIS FATHER, AND IN THE LATE 1960S AND EARLY 70S ALSO WORKED AS A PHOTOGRAPHER FOR THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND A SALESMAN AT SEARS. BOTH HAROLD SR. AND MYRA ING PASSED AWAY IN THE 1990S, AND THE OBJECTS ENCOMPASSING DONATION P19950073001-231 WERE COLLECTED FROM THE FAMILY HOME. FOR A COMPLETE TRANSCRIPT OF THE INTERVIEW, COPIES OF PHOTOGRAPHS AND WRITTEN DETAILS ON THE CHINESE NATIONAL LEAGUE, SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P19950073137
Acquisition Date
1995-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
ACRYLIC WOOL
Catalogue Number
P20030051025
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Materials
ACRYLIC WOOL
No. Pieces
1
Length
58.0
Description
KNIT BURGUNDY SWEATER. HAS A V-NECK. THERE IS AN EMBROIDERED MINERS' LIBRARY LOGO ON UPPER LEFT. LOGO CONSISTS OF A CIRCLE WITH A MINER'S CAP ON YELLOW BACKGROUND IN THE CENTER, AND "MINERS' LIBRARY CLUB" AROUND THE PERIMETER. ACROSS BOTTOM IS A BANNER WITH "LETHBRIDGE", BELOW WHICH IS AN OPEN BOOK. A BURGUNDY LABEL INSIDE NECKLINE OF SWEATER READS "CREST CAREERS MADE IN U.S.A." WITH A SMALLER LABEL THAT READS "M". A WORN LABEL SEWN INSIDE SIDE OF SWEATER READS "MALE 4859". THIS LABEL IS FALLING OFF. SWEATER IS STRETCHED OUT AND HAS ORANGE COLOURED ACCRETION ALONG BOTTOM. THERE ARE TWO HOLES IN SWEATER AT TOP NEAR LOGO.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
History
RETRIEVED FROM THE MINERS' LIBRARY BUILDING ON 13TH STREET NORTH AFTER ITS CLOSURE. LIBRARY MATERIALS AND MINING MEMORABILIA WERE KEPT IN A DISPLAY CASE LOCATED IN THE SOUTH WEST CORNER OF THE MAIN FLOOR CLUB ROOM. THE ORIGIN OF THE LETHBRIDGE MINERS' LIBRARY BEGINS WITH THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A LIBRARY AND READING ROOM BY THE EMPLOYEES OF THE ALBERTA RAILWAY AND COAL CO., IN 1890. THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE LIBRARY WAS FOLLOWING IN THE TRADITION OF THE MECHANICS' LIBRARIES, ALSO CALLED MECAHNICS' INSTITUTES, THAT SPRANG UP ACROSS EASTERN NORTH AMERICA IN THE MID 1800S. THEY WERE SELF-HELP INSTITUTES SET UP BY WORKING MEN TO PROVIDE EDUCATION FOR WORKING MEN SO THEY COULD BETTER THEMSELVES IN LIFE. THE MINERS' LIBRARY WAS VERY IMPORTANT TO THOSE WHO WANTED TO MOVE UP THE ECHELON IN THE COAL MINE. IT WAS ORIGINALLY HOUSED IN A SMALL BUILDING NEXT DOOR TO 108 5TH STREET SOUTH, AND MEMBERSHIP WAS NOT RESTRICTED TO MINERS. A YEAR LATER THE EMPLOYEES RENOVATED THE FORMER #1 BOARDING HOUSE, LOCATED ON THE NORTH SIDE OF MACLEOD ROAD, FOR RELOCATION OF THE LIBRARY AND WHEN THIS LARGER BUILDING OPENED IT IS SAID TO HAVE HAD 300 BOOKS. WITH THE REORGANIZATION OF THE GALT COMPANIES IN 1904, THE AR&C COMPANY'S EMPLOYEES' READING ROOM AND LIBRARY SOCIETY BECAME THE ALBERTA RAILWAY AND IRRIGATION COMPANY'S EMPLOYEE'S READING ROOM AND LIBRARY SOCIETY. THE LIBRARY CONTAINED 1500 BOOKS, PLUS MANY MAGAZINES AND NEWSPAPERS. IN 1908 THE SOCIETY WAS REFERRED TO AS THE GALT MINER'S LIBRARY, AND STILL IN THE #1 BOARDING HOUSE BUILDING, IT CONTAINED A BILLIARD ROOM AND GYMNASIUM. THE NEXT KNOWN MOVE OF THE LIBRARY WAS IN 1917 WHEN THE GALT MINES LIBRARY PURCHASED THE BAILEY ST. SCHOOL AND MOVED IT TO 733 13TH ST. NORTH - WHERE IT IS STILL PART OF THE MODERN BUILDING THAT USED TO BE THE MINER'S LIBRARY. AFTER THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A LIBRARY IN THE YMCA IN 1919 AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE CARNEGIE FUNDED LIBRARY IN GALT GARDENS, THE 'LIBRARY AND READING ROOM' ACTIVITIES BECAME OF LESSER IMPORTANCE. THE MINERS' LIBRARY BECAME MORE OF A SOCIAL CLUB WHICH HAS GIVEN GREAT FINANCIAL SUPPORT TO MANY ASPECTS OF THE LETHBRIDGE COMMUNITY. A BAR AREA IN THE CLUB'S BASEMENT PROVIDED A SPACE FOR PRIVATE FUNCTIONS SUCH AS WEDDINGS, OFFICE PARTIES, FUNERALS AND VARIOUS CLUB ACTIVITIES. THE UPSTAIRS BLACK NUGGET LOUNGE OFFERED MEALS, DRINKS, LIVE MUSIC, DARTS, POOL, CRIB AND VLTS. LONG TIME MEMBERS COULD BUY THEIR CHAIR AND HAVE THEIR NAME ON IT. A REGISTERED NON-PROFIT SOCIETY, THE CLUB MADE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE FORMER ADAMS PARK BALL FIELD AND SPECTATOR STANDS, AND SUPPORTED MANY SPORTS AND SPORTS TEAMS THROUGH THE YEARS. THERE ARE ALSO SEVERAL PARKS THAT HAVE THEIR ROOTS IN FUNDS FROM THE LIBRARY. THE CLUB WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN BUILDING PAVAN PARK, AND VARIOUS SPORTS VENUES. AS MEMBERSHIP IN THE CLUB DWINDLED THE CLUB'S SALES COULD NOT COVER THE DAILY COSTS OF RUNNING THE OPERATION. IN 2000 FUNDRAISING EFFORTS WERE UNDERTAKEN, AND ALONG WITH AN AUCTION AND CRAFT AND BAKE SALES, THE CLUB SOLICITED DONATIONS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN ITS HISTORY. HOWEVER, BY 2003 THE CLUB HAD ONLY 300 MEMBERS (LESS THAN 1/3 OF THAT 3 YEARS PRIOR) AND AFTER 113 YEARS IT WAS FORCED TO CLOSE IT'S DOORS. AT THE TIME OF ITS CLOSURE THE LETHBRIDGE MINERS' LIBRARY CLUB WAS THE LONGEST STANDING MEN-ONLY CLUB, AND THE OLDEST CONTINUALLY RUNNING CLUB IN ALBERTA.
Catalogue Number
P20030051025
Acquisition Date
2004-04
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
BOY SCOUTS UNIFORM W/ QUEEN’S SCOUT BADGE
Date Range From
1958
Date Range To
1963
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, NYLON, LEATHER
Catalogue Number
P20140034001
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BOY SCOUTS UNIFORM W/ QUEEN’S SCOUT BADGE
Date Range From
1958
Date Range To
1963
Materials
COTTON, NYLON, LEATHER
No. Pieces
5
Height
4
Length
78
Width
48
Description
.A –SHIRT - SHORT-SLEEVED, COLLARED SHIRT MADE OF DARK GREEN COTTON. FIVE BROWN PLASTIC BUTTONS DOWN THE FRONT HAVE FLEUR-DE-LIS PATTERN AND TEXT READING “BOY SCOUTS CANADA”. SHIRT HAS 31 EMBROIDERED CLOTH PATCHES HANDSEWN ON THE SLEEVES, CHEST POCKETS, AND UPPER CHEST PANELS. PATCHES ARE BRIGHTLY COLOURED, WITH CENTRAL SYMBOLS AND IN MOST CASES, TEXT READING “BOY SCOUTS”. THREE STRIPES OF WHITE CLOTH ARE SEWN VERTICALLY ACROSS THE LEFT CHEST POCKET. SOME STITCHING ON EDGES OF PATCHES UNRAVELLING; OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION. 4 X 78 X 48 .B –CORD – SPIRAL-WRAPPED CORD MADE OF INDIVIDUAL TWISTED NYLON THREADS IN WHITE, RED, GREEN, AND YELLOW. CORD IS UNRAVELLING AT ONE END AND KNOTTED AT THE OTHER WITH A GOLD-CAPPED TIP. OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION. 1 X 130 X 2 .C –THONG – STRIP OF LEATHER WRAPPED AND KNOTTED INTO A CYLINDER WITH KNOBBED ENDS. GOLD, SPIRAL-WRAPPED NYLON CORD IS TIED AROUND THE OUTSIDE OF THE THONG, WITH TASSELED ENDS HANGING DOWN. THONG IS SAFETY-PINNED ABOVE THE RIGHT CHEST POCKET OF P20140034001.A AND LOOPED THROUGH THE RIGHT SHOULDER EPAULET. DISCOLOURATION ON LEATHER; GOOD CONDITION OVERALL. 3 X 14 X 3 .D & .E –EPAULET DECORATION – TWO STRIPS OF WOVEN BLUE FABRIC RIBBON FOLDED IN HALF AND PINNED TO THE LEFT EPAULET WITH A SAFETY PIN. EDGES ARE FRAYED; VERY GOOD CONDITION OVERALL. 0.1 X 22 X 2.25
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
History
THIS SHIRT BELONGED TO THE DONOR, DON CHAPMAN. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ON THE CHAPMAN FAMILY WAS PROVIDED BY THE DONOR AT THE TIME OF DONATION. THE CHAPMANS RESIDED IN LETHBRIDGE FROM 1958 TO 1963. THEY MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE FROM LACOMBE, ALBERTA, AFTER DON’S FATHER STUART ACCEPTED THE POSITION OF ADMINISTRATOR OF THE GALT REHABILITATION CENTRE, LOCATED IN THE OLD GALT HOSPITAL BUILDING. IN 1963 THE FAMILY MOVED TO LANGLEY, B.C. WHERE STUART BECAME THE ADMINISTRATOR OF THE LANGLEY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL. WHILE IN LETHBRIDGE, DON WAS ACTIVE IN BOY SCOUTS, ATTAINING QUEEN’S SCOUT STATUS AND BEING CHOSEN AS ONE OF TWO LETHBRIDGE SCOUTS TO TRAVEL TO NEW MEXICO ON AN “ADVENTURE TRIP” IN 1963. ON SEPTEMBER 16, 2014, COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED DON CHAPMAN ABOUT HIS FAMILY’S TIME IN LETHBRIDGE AND MEMORIES RELATED TO THE SPECIFIC DONATED OBJECTS. CHAPMAN SAID: “I WAS BORN IN 1947 AND WE CAME [TO LETHBRIDGE] BECAUSE MY FATHER GOT A JOB HERE… IT WAS EXCITING. WE HAD NO IDEA WHERE LETHBRIDGE WAS… IT WAS KIND OF LIKE, FINALLY THE FAMILY IS GETTING A FINANCIAL FOOTING AND THERE WAS A CAREER PATH AHEAD… THE MOVE TO LETHBRIDGE WAS KIND OF LIKE A NEW START… CERTAINLY FOR ME, LETHBRIDGE WAS FORMATIVE YEARS… SCOUTING WAS A SIGNIFICANT UNDERTAKING IN MY LIFE, I WAS QUITE COMMITTED TO IT… IT WAS A WAY TO LEARN FUNDAMENTAL LIFE SKILLS AND MEMBERSHIP… YOU WOULD LEARN WHAT IT’S LIKE TO BE IN A GROUP, WHAT IT’S LIKE TO BE ON A TEAM… I BELONGED TO THE 14TH LETHBRIDGE SCOUT TROOP AND IT WAS CENTERED IN THE MCKILLOP UNITED CHURCH… A LOT OF IT WAS CENTERED AROUND AN ANNUAL CAMP. WE WOULD GO OUT FOR AT LEAST A WEEK… INTO THE EASTERN SLOPE OF THE ROCKIES… YOU HAD TO LEARN HOW TO COOK… YOU HAD TO LEARN SURVIVAL SKILLS, YOU HAD TO LEARN HOW TO TIE KNOTS, SINGING AROUND THE CAMPFIRE AT MEETINGS… IT WAS KIND OF A FRATERNAL ORGANIZATION FOR YOUNG PEOPLE.” OF THIS SPECIFIC OBJECT, CHAPMAN SAID: “IT WAS SIGNIFICANT IN MY LIFE BECAUSE IT REPRESENTED A CERTAIN LEVEL OF ATTAINMENT WITHIN THE BOY SCOUTS OF CANADA. NOT EVERYBODY BECAME A QUEEN’S SCOUT… YOU WERE CHALLENGED AT CERTAIN TIMES TO DO THINGS TO WIN AWARDS, SO ON THE UNIFORM YOU GET ALL KINDS OF BADGES. NOWADAYS IN SCOUTS THE BADGES ARE KEPT ON A SASH SO THAT THE UNIFORM IS MORE FUNCTIONAL, [BUT] IN THE DAYS THAT I WAS THERE THE BADGES WERE ALL ON YOUR SLEEVE. SO THERE’S A ST. JOHN’S AMBULANCE BADGE SO YOU LEARN THINGS LIKE FIRST AID; THERE’S EVEN A COUPLE [THAT] HAVE SOMETHING TO DO WITH FARMING… THIS WAS FORESTRY, THIS, SWIMMING… ONCE YOU EARNED A CERTAIN NUMBER OF BADGES THAT WOULD GIVE YOU BRAIDS… THE WHITE AND RED CORDS WERE THE FIRST YOU WOULD GET FOR A CERTAIN NUMBER OF BADGES. THEN YOU WOULD GO FROM THAT TO GREEN AND GOLD… THE GOLD CORD WAS THE HIGHEST YOU COULD GET… THIS IS A LEATHER THONG CALLED THE BUSHMAN’S THONG, AND YOU HAD TO ACQUIRE A CERTAIN NUMBER OF SKILLS, SURVIVAL SKILLS, CAMPING SKILLS, IN ORDER TO EARN THE BUSHMAN’S THONG… THESE STRIPES: IF YOU HAD TWO STRIPES YOU WERE A PATROL LEADER… IF YOU HAD THREE STRIPES YOU WERE THE LEADER OF THE TROOP… AFTER YOU HAD ACHIEVED A CERTAIN NUMBER OF THE REGULAR BADGES, THEN YOU WOULD GET SOME PREMIUM BADGES… IF YOU ACHIEVED A CERTAIN NUMBER OF [PREMIUM] BADGES ON THIS SLEEVE… YOU WOULD ACHIEVE THE LEVEL OF QUEEN’S SCOUT, THE HIGHEST ACCOMPLISHMENT YOU CAN GET. AND IN THE END YOU HAVE YOUNG FELLOWS WHO HAVE ALL KINDS OF LIFE SKILLS… EVERYTHING FROM WHATEVER ALL OF THE BADGES COVER RIGHT THROUGH TO LEADERSHIP AND SELF-STARTING ABILITIES AND [DEALING] WITH PROBLEMS THAT ARISE.” IN AN EMAIL DATED NOVEMBER 6, 2014, CHAPMAN PROVIDED FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE BLUE RIBBONS ATTACHED TO THE SHIRT’S LEFT SHOULDER EPAULET: “THIS UNIFORM ELEMENT WOULD INDICATE THE PARTICULAR PATROL TO WHICH THE WEARER BELONGED. ALL MEMBERS OF A PATROL WOULD WEAR HIS PATROL’S COLOURS. THE COLOURS DID NOT REPRESENT A PARTICULAR SKILL ATTAINMENT; ONLY PATROL MEMBERSHIP… DEPENDING ON SIZE, A TROOP WOULD HAVE SEVERAL PATROLS OF PERHAPS SIX TO EIGHT SCOUTS IN EACH PATROL. THE PATROLS WERE ALL NAMED AFTER ANIMALS.” SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPIES OF FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT AND NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS REPORTING ON CHAPMAN’S NEW MEXICO TRIP.
Catalogue Number
P20140034001
Acquisition Date
2014-09
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
BASEBALL PANTS
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
POLYESTER
Catalogue Number
P19970073019
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BASEBALL PANTS
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Materials
POLYESTER
No. Pieces
1
Length
70.2
Width
40.8
Description
WHITE POLYESTER/NYLON PANTS WITH BLUE VERTICAL STRIPES. ELASTICIZED HEMS ON LEGS; BACK OF WAISTBAND ALSO ELASTICIZED. FIVE LARGE BELT LOOPS AT WAIST; BUTTON AND ZIPPER AT FRONT. TAG IN BACK OF PANTS READING "PRIDE ATHLETIC UNIFORMS LARGE A MEDALIST COMPANY FOND DU LAC, WI. 54935"; WASHING DIRECTIONS BELOW. ONE REAR RIGHT POCKET. CHILD'S UNIFORM.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
SPORTS
ASSOCIATIONS
History
DONATED TO MUSEUM BY CANADIAN LEGION; PRIOR USE/HISTORY UNKNOWN. SEE P19970073018-20-GA FOR RELATED PIECES AND P19970073001-GA FOR MORE HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970073019
Acquisition Date
1997-08
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail

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